Sunday Morning Quasi-Religious Vile Prog Preachiness

Big Hollywood:

The official synopsis for the upcoming science fiction film “Elysium” has been released online. It’s from “District 9” director Neill Blomkamp and stars Matt Damon and Jodie Foster:

In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.

The movie doesn’t come out until Friday so there is no way I could have seen it yet but from the sound of it I’m not gonna like it. It’s the barbarians vs. civilization and we’re supposed to be rooting for the barbarians.

I am sure it it will be loaded with modern progressive clichés like evil and greedy rich people, oppressed and exploited poor people, a dystopian future and a general theme of anti-technology Luddite environmentalism. The last one is ironic because the original progressives were very pro-science and the Vile Progs are dependent on modern technology.

John Nolte:

While I have no doubt Blokamp and Damon snickered wildly as they went over the script (probably in the thousand-dollar-a-night Caligula Suite at the W on Sunset Boulevard), what these two left-wing rocket scientists probably missed is that their lofty metaphor (likely aimed at America and Republicans), isn’t really a metaphor. The place in which they currently work, snicker, frolic, and make millions, is in fact Elysium.

If you want to experience “Elysium” today, just drive down Wilshire or Melrose. In just a couple of miles those famous boulevards turn from a gorgeous, mile-high, palm tree-lined gilded city where the Matt Damons shop, dine, exercise, enema, valet, facelift, chant, and enjoy the greatest healthcare in the world — to shit-hole city: urban sprawl, graffiti, crime, filth, and grinding poverty.

But no matter where you are — even if you’re hip-deep in the homeless — all you need do is look up and there it is; that bright, shiny, magic gated place known as Elysi– er, the Hollywood Hills.

A civilization that could build Elysium would have to have cheap and efficient short range space travel. The stars might still be out of reach but the solar system would be ours for the taking.

Solar energy would be cheap and plentiful. Space-based nuclear energy would be environmentally safe. Mining and refining operations would be based in the asteroid belt and the Moon. Job opportunities would be plentiful.

It would never be a utopia. There would be problems. Technology changes but people are still people. On the other hand when you think about it all those dystopian novels about the future either feature a world with no government (chaos) or an all-powerful state. (Vile Progs want the latter.)

If you are gonna write science fiction, get the science part right.

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50 Responses to Sunday Morning Quasi-Religious Vile Prog Preachiness

  1. Klown says:

    Imagine space-based factories operating off an uninterrupted supply of solar power. Imagine solar power being used to refine whole asteroids made of iron and nickle, with the exhaust being used as propulsion to move the asteroid from the Belt into a convenient Earth orbit.

    Imagine any unwanted waste products being sent away to impact the sun.

    • Klown says:

      If they could build that giant space station then colonizing the Moon would be a piece of cake.

      • 1539days says:

        Oh, now you’re just evil like Newt Gingrich.

        • Klown says:

          If I was evil like Newt Gingrich I would point out that whoever controls space, controls Earth. You could literally fight wars by dropping rocks on your enemies. A properly guided asteroid of sufficient size to survive the atmosphere would hit like a nuclear explosion minus the radiation.

          Small rocks could take out vehicles, ships and buildings. Medium-sized ones could take out whole cities. The bigger the rock, the bigger the boom. The biggest ones would kill everything. Gravity would do all the work and they would come in too fast to stop.

          It would literally be like dropping rocks on someone who was down at the bottom of a well. They can’t fight back.

          And there are lots of rocks in space.

        • votermom says:

          That was in a movie I just watched on dvd – the GI Joe movie #2.
          The movie is corny but several plot points are interesting in video from real life:
          -the POTUS is actually one of the bad guys in disguise
          -evil fake POTUS pushes for global nuclear disarmament, only to start dropping bombs on everyone from space

          Maybe Newt wrote the script.

  2. 1539days says:

    The budget for this tale of two Americas is about $120,000,000. I assume at least 20% of that is just Matt Damon’s salary. I’ll bet right now that it will be beaten this week by “We’re the Millers” which has a more reasonable $30 million budget.

    Even going back to the French Revolution, many “popular” revolts are led by someone in the upper class. They act like they are unsatisfied with the misery of the poor, but usually are just egotists who think that they are smarter than the current ruling class and have a better way to tell the masses what to do.

    Bill Clinton came into office as a technocrat. He mostly tried to expand what he found that works to the nation as a whole. It’s the reason why the best presidents are former governors, they have managerial experience. The Obama team by contrast is a bunch of ideologues who literally think they invented the secret sauce for fixing the country and that anyone who opposes them is an enemy of progress.

  3. DandyTIger says:

    It’s hard to know which side to root for. The evil totalitarian government and rich class (the Vile Progs), or the suffering, oppressed, peasants (the Vile Progs projection of themselves). Vile Progs are some fucked up people.

    • elliesmom says:

      I’d be rooting for the rich folks who found a way out. You can’t make poor people rich by killing off the rich people. Misery does love company, though . But if it’s the rich folks who overthrow their own government, they get to keep their money minus the expense of the revolution. The patriots who sponsored the American Revolution weren’t paupers.

  4. yttik says:

    Well done, Klown.

    I am re-evaluating my ideas about how relationships between men and women play into this all. I’ve seen a glimpse of the matriarchy, I see a glimpse of the matriarchy, and I’m not liking it at all.

    Like it or not, men built Elysium and Elysium may not be perfect, but it sure seems to beat the alternatives, which look a whole lot like….Detroit?

    Four of us girl friends got an award last night. Three single girls and me. They introduced us as the three who have so tirelessly fought misogyny…..and the one who succumbed to it. It gave everyone a good chuckle.

  5. Constance says:

    I went to the movies the other night to see Loneranger before it is completely gone (my movie review, “Yikes”). The tickets for three people cost $34. I gave the kids $20 for snacks and all they got was two enormous drinks which made them have to pee in the middle of the movie and a medium sized popcorn to share. We drove 15 miles into the burbs for a theater with free parking because the ones near me would also cost $20 to park. I don’t see many people wanting to pay $74. to see some BS progressive movie like Elysium. This movie sounds like another bomb.

    • 1539days says:

      The Post story about this was very informative. They apparently found her a few years ago after she had changed her name multiple times. Steven Pagones won multiple awards from the principles, most of whom refused to pay. Sharpton didn’t pay his $66,000 judgement, Johnnie Cochran and other did to keep Sharpton from going to jail. Brawley also refused to pay, but Virginia will now allow 430,000 to be garnished from her wages $600 at a time.

    • Klown says:

      That explains the fundraiser they had for her recently.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Justice at last. 🙂

  6. helenk3 says:


    August 4 1790


  7. helenk3 says:

    judge jeanine
    backtrack a paper tiger

  8. OT: Awesome hashtag trending #1 on Twitter.

  9. Mt.Laurel says:

    Elysium sounds a lot like this (but not nearly as interesting):

  10. helenk3 says:

    now you know I had to steal this from a commenter at No Quarter

  11. Klown says:

    FYI: Starz is showing Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour (with the Jonas Brothers) right now.

  12. Haha!

  13. Carmelo Clandestine says:

    Off topic: the doctored pic Lola posted made me think of this comic classic. :mrgreen:

  14. Klown says:
  15. Klown says:

    Putting the “fun” in dysfunctional:

    Betrayed husband Timothy John ‘TJ’ Brewer has been charged after beating his father and hitting his wife in a booze-fueled rage after allegedly catching them having sex in his son’s bedroom last month.

    Caught in a bizarre family love triangle, 33-year-old Brewer allegedly found his wife Logan Rae Brewer ‘on top of his dad’, respected Moab fire chief Wesley ‘Corky’ Brewer, after they had dinner at TJ’s Utah home on July 11.

    Furious at their love tryst, TJ ‘backhanded’ his wife and pointed a gun at her, before ‘pistol whipping’ his father, who later stabbed himself.

    The best part is TJ is a sheriff’s deputy.

  16. Klown says:
  17. Klown says:

    The other day, a gentleman went to the dentist’s office to have a tooth pulled. The dentist pulls out a freezing needle to give him a shot. ”No way! No needles! I hate needles”, the man said.

    The dentist starts to hook up the laughing gas and the man immediately objected. ”I can’t do the gas thing either; the thought of having the gas mask on is suffocating me!”

    The dentist then asks the gentleman if he has any objection to taking a pill.

    “No objection”, the man said. “I’m fine with pills”.

    The dentist then returns and says, “Here’s a Viagra tablet”.

    The gentleman, totally at a loss for words, said in amazement, “WOW”! “I didn’t know Viagra worked as a pain killer”!

    “It doesn’t”, said the dentist, “but it will give you something to hold on to when I pull your tooth. “

  18. helenk3 says:

    backtrack spending taxpayer money to give America back to the indians. not sure if that gives them the Las Vegas casinos too

    • 1539days says:

      Don’t get me started on that. There’s a major issue where I live where a certain tribe is buying land, developing it for business, then not paying property taxes because it is “their” land now.

      Native Americans never owned 100% of the United States. Now there are potentially millions of home owners who have to deal with claims on land by people who are now genetically more American that native. At a certain point, civil society has to resolve past problems and move forward, instead of paying back ancient debts.

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